Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar’s statue unveiled in Haridwar

Posted on:20 Dec 2016 17:15:40

Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar’s statue unveiled in Haridwar
20 December 2016 Current Affairs GK: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has unveiled the statue of renowned Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar on the premises of Mela Bhawan in Haridwar.

Thiruvalluvar is a renowned poet believed to have lived between 3rd Century BC and 1st Century BC.

Thiruvalluvar : Thiruvalluvar is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher. His contribution to Tamil literature is the Thirukkural, a work on ethics. It is one of the most revered ancient works in the Tamil language.

It is believed that he was born either in Thiru Mylai (Mylapore) Chennai in Tamil Nadu or in ThirunainarKuruchi, a village in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil poet Mamulanar of the Sangam period mentioned that Thiruvalluvar was the greatest Tamil scholar.

The first mention of the name Thiruvalluvar was found in the 10th century in a text called Thiruvalluvarmaalai.

It is believed that he was a weaver and the supposed house he lived is now converted to a temple.

There is a 133-foot tall statue of the celebrated erected at Kanyakumari at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. There is also a statue of Thiruvalluvar outside the School of Oriental and African Studies in Russell Square, London.

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